We work in partnership with local children's centres, schools, the NHS, not-for-profit organisations and businesses to make sure that we are supporting parents, families and young people from all socio-economical backgrounds.
To do this we offer reduced rates and partnership benefits with the hope that you will be able to provide the courses for free or subsidised rates to the families you work with. Course costs vary depending on the needs of the participants attending.
We are currently applying for funding to be able to run some of these courses for free to our partner organisations. If you would like to join our partners network please let us know.
We also provide Ofsted Paediatric First Aid Courses for your staff and volunteers.
"Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children aged 1-4 years. Those living in deprived areas are five time more at risk" (Office of National Statistics)
A national survey (by Mother & Baby Magazine) indicated that only 13% of parents have done First Aid training. For families living in areas of deprivation, this percentage is likely to be even lower. Based on our research speaking to over 1000 Haringey parents, the vast majority had not done First Aid training and almost none had any paediatric training or knowledge.
The NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) gives a list of those groups most at risk, these include children:
under the age of 5 years (more vulnerable to unintentional injury in the home)
over the age of 11 years (more vulnerable to unintentional injuries on the road)
who have a disability or impairment
from some minority ethnic groups
who live with a family on a low income
who live in accommodation which potentially puts them more at risk (this could include multiple-occupied housing and social and privately rented housing)
No other First Aid organisation specifically targets these groups, yet Family First Aiders has begun to do this and we want to continue to build on this. An example of this over the past few years has been our work with families who have children under the age of 5 years, young parents, parents that do not speak English (or those with English as a second language) and families on low incomes.
We welcome enquiries from organisations working with these groups and any other groups they feel may be more at risk or in need.
Please get in contact with us to talk about organising a course for your group.
Courses for Organisations
"Excellent Training. Thanks Emily and Family First Aiders for the wonderful training delivered today for Latin American Women. This course should be compulsory for everybody. Women left the room feeling more confident and prepare to act when accidents or situations with their children." Carolina LAWRS
Latin American Women's Rights Service, Haringey